Six Questions for Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke Fed chairman Ben Bernanke at a Senate banking committee hearing in March. © James Berglie/ZUMAPRESS.com On Wednesday, Ben Bernanke will do what no other Fed chairman before him has ever done: Hold a press conference . That's big news for the quasi-governmental body known as the "Temple of Secrets," which controls the flow of money in the economy and often acts as a lender of last resort for crumbling banks. On Wednesday afternoon, the Fed will host reporters after a two-day meeting of its Federal Open Markets Committee, the Fed's main body shaping monetary policy in the US. With public distrust of the Fed soaring, the much-anticipated event gives Bernanke a chance to openly discuss the Fed's deliberations and try to build trust in the 98-year-old institution . Bernanke will speak directly to the media at the Fed's headquarters in Washington, DC, then take 45 minutes of questions.
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